There are two types of people in the world: those who are “morning people” and those who are not. For those who are not, the morning can be a struggle. When you wake up, you can feel overwhelmed and unprepared to face the day. The morning sets the tone for the day and if you don’t get off to the right start, the rest of your day will suffer. These tips below will help you tackle your day head on!
Plan Ahead the Night Before: If you’re one of those people who struggles to come up with an outfit for the day, it can be beneficial to pick out your outfit the night before. Having your clothes prepared will leave one less task to be accomplished in the morning.
Eat a Healthy Breakfast: It’s often said that breakfast is “the most important meal of the day” and this is true! Eating a healthy breakfast can give you the much needed energy to go about your day. Eat some fruits, yogurt , cereal or oatmeal. A cup of coffee won’t hurt either, but don’t over do it. Too much coffee can make you crash later, leaving you much less productive.
Exercise: Taking 20 minutes every morning to do some exercise. Perhaps take a short walk or jog, do some yoga or make a quick trip to the gym. Exercise offers lasting benefits for your mental and physical health. It will also release endorphins and give you an energy boost.
Write a To-Do List for the Day: Make a brief, non-detailed, list of things you need to get done for the day. Maybe you have to run to the grocery store after work, or do laundry later? If you make a list at the beginning of the day, you won’t have to think of things you need to do while at work. If you find it too overwhelming to make a to-do list in the morning, you might find it helpful to do it the night before.
Don’t Start Work Until You’re At Work: It may be very tempting to reach for your phone or computer right after you wake up. This is not a good habit. Checking your email before you get to work can increase stress and make you feel overwhelmed. Wait until you get to work to check your emails.